This is a family you will likely want to know! They are the creators of Zack's List.
Zach's family created this website as a resource for families looking for pediatric equipment. In their own words:
" With five kids to care for, you may wonder why we are spending time trying to develop a trading post for equipment… instead of sleeping. The answer is simple: we feel strongly that there is no good site for parents to go. We have met other parents with dusty equipment in their basements and garages, that their kids have outgrown and they don't know what to do with. We have met parents carefully saving their pennies and trying to decide which of the astronomically expensive pieces of equipment that have been recommended to them would help their child the most. We have met parents who have thrown away used wheelchairs and walkers that could have been donated for re-use, simply because they didn't know how to pass them on."
You could be part of their community...do you have extra equipment you would like to sell and put towards the purchase of a accessible van? Are you looking for something that does not need to be purchased new?
Have a look at the website and you will also notice fundraisers in support of "zach's list" as well as a virtual community.
Great, fresh, practical ideas are popping up everywhere!!